Card Terminals work with electronic healthcare cards.

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Offering seamless interoperability with telematic infrastructure components, LAN-enabled OMNIKEY Secure Interoperable Chip Card Terminals (SICCT) are designed to ensure patient-oriented, coordinated treatment. Integrated contactless read unit enables applications with RFID cards, such as comfort PIN for physicians, while combination of connector and SICCT reader ensures security of data communication. Solution also works with Healthcare Professional Card.

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OMNIKEY SICCT Terminals Ready for Use in Comprehensive Field Trials for Electronic Health Card

Walluf - February 01, 2007 - The OMNIKEY Secure Interoperable Chip Card Terminals (SICCT) from ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG) are ready for the upcoming field trials for the introduction of the Electronic Health Card (elektronische Gesundheitskarte, eGK). Already in November 2006, at the Medica exhibition, the OMNIKEY SICCT readers successfully demonstrated their seamless interoperability with other telematic infrastructure components in a realistic scenario from Siemens. In broad-based field trials with up to 10,000 insured persons in Germany, the "Gesellschaft fur Telematikanwendungen der Gesundheitskarte mbH" (gematik) is verifying procedures and functionality of each element of the infrastructure. Starting in March 2007, the SICCT based components will be tested in further trial regions.

The Medica scenario from Siemens demonstrated the interaction of the Healthcare Professional Card (HBA) with the electronic healthcare card (eGK) - for example to retrieve patient's health data in the context of ensured master data service (VSDD), prescription data service (VODD) or emergency data service (NFDD). Moreover, the electronic prescriptions and electronic patient file workflows could be demonstrated: The Siemens health telematics system links the various service providers, using a so-called referral portal.

In addition, the sample application supports a so-called Remote PIN: The HBA remains inserted in a SICCT terminal, whereas the PIN can be entered on any SICCT terminal and is securely transmitted via a LAN to the terminal that contains the HBA. This enables physicians to easily retrieve all data from different treatment rooms - even in a sterile environment - without having to physically carry the HBA with them.

The basis of this system that is designed to ensure a patient-oriented, coordinated treatment, is the alignment of the LAN-enabled OMNIKEY SICCT card terminal with HBA, eGK and the connector for data transfer. The combination of connector and SICCT reader ensures the security of the data communication, which is a key requirement for the transmission of sensitive patient and treatment data. The OMNIKEY SICCT reader offers as only device on the market an integrated contactless read unit that enables applications with RFID cards such as the comfort PIN for physicians.

The closely matched components within the Siemens scenario operate perfectly and are thus a reliable solution for the real-world usage scenarios.

About Assa Abloy Identification Technologies (ITG)

Assa Abloy Identification Technologies (ITG) is a leader within the ID management and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) markets. The company develops, manufactures and markets RFID components, products, and services typically deployed within national ID and e-passport programs, corporate access control, supply chain management, animal tagging, financial transactions, transport and various industrial or manufacturing solutions. Assa Abloy ITG is a merger of ACG Identification Technologies, Novacard do Brasil, OMNIKEY, Sokymat and VisionCard.

Assa Abloy ITG has over 900 employees and 25 sales offices in all continents. The company's headquarters are located in Walluf, Germany. ITG is part of the Global Technologies Division of the ASSA ABLOY Group.

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